Following global reports suggesting that Rwandan government was investing heavily in the pegasus espionage technology targeting Ugandan government officials, the Head of State Paul Kagame has reportedly come out to admit the claim.
According to media reports quoted by The Observer in a screaming front page headline reading ‘Kagame to Uganda:Yes we spy on you’, it is insinuated that Kigali is not in good terms with the Kampala administration.
“Our country like any other does intelligence… For us to know our enemies and what they do wherever they are is something we have always tried to do within our rights.. We know a lot about them but we use mainly human intelligence. We are very good at that, for your information, we really do a good job at that,” The Observer paper quotes Kagame to have said so. The unapologetic Kagame says Rwanda is ready for any reprisals if Uganda opts to cross the ‘red line’
Ugandan state Mimister for foreign affairs Okello Oryem says the Rwandan actions if true are regrettable and may impact on the bilateral ties between the two East African states. Political analysts say the Rwandan-Ugandan feud could have stemmed from their contesting interests in the neighbouring mineral rich Eastern Congo region. At some point, the two countries were involved in an armed offensive in Kisangani where they had both deployed allegedly for peace keeping yet in actual sense they were after the mineral and natural resource heist.